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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

1. Because I could.

2. Because most of the people I had experience with in the business were idiots who didn't listen and I knew I could run rings around them. And I have for 25 years now.

Dec 16, 2017 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,568,190
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

On a bet! And, I never looked back!

Dec 16, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,508
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Thought it would be easy to job where I can make a lot of money. No one said to me that it is...... a conspiracy. 

Dec 16, 2017 12:00 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I wanted to be in control of my schedule and earnings. It has done both, most of the time.

Dec 15, 2017 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
2,154,002
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Dec 15, 2017 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My brothers and sisters and I got together and I drew the short straw; it’s the family business. 😆😂🤣

Dec 15, 2017 08:22 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Seemed like the logical move from flipping to buy and sell my own properties. I got so busy with resales that I haven't personally flipped another home since I got my license!

Dec 15, 2017 08:00 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I was court-ordered.  It was either that, or seven years hard labour.  It was a tough decision.

Dec 15, 2017 07:43 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Money

Dec 15, 2017 07:31 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seemed like a good next step.

 

Dec 15, 2017 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
2,691,338
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It was presented and I consented

Dec 15, 2017 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It was a slow progression from selling seeds as a 10 year old .

Dec 15, 2017 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For the groupies!

Dec 16, 2017 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
598,824
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I wanted to work for myself and be responsible for my own success/failure.

Dec 16, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

James Kauli My Wife was in the business and I thought it would be fun to join her.

Dec 16, 2017 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

Dec 16, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
529,271
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Family business , I'm 3rd generation. Grandfather was licensed in 1910

Dec 16, 2017 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
915,898
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No eight to five existiance. Lengrhy vactions. Benefits. Company car. Make my own decisions. Work when I want to.  Money.

Then I woke up.

Dec 16, 2017 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Seemed likie a good idea at the time.

Dec 15, 2017 06:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,605
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Froggy House If the frog could sell houses, so could I.

Dec 16, 2017 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many reasons

Dec 16, 2017 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm a glutton for punishment.... I say it all the time....

Dec 16, 2017 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Tired of my office being in seat 1D and many hotel rooms both domestic and internationally...

Dec 16, 2017 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
7,037,313
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

As a career and for the business opportunities after finishing law school.

Dec 16, 2017 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Work with people. 

Oct 02, 2018 07:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Mama said so

Oct 02, 2018 07:01 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

To feed the family is #1 reason.

Jan 21, 2018 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To work my own hours and the big checks.

Dec 18, 2017 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I was married, my husband and I thought about fixing and flipping homes, and being an agent would save some dollars.

Dec 18, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
538,444
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

My career as a heavy metal rockstar never took off

Dec 17, 2017 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
576,657
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Not so I could answer questions like this from people I do not know.  The real answer is it matters not why anyone else chose their career but YOUR why to become an agent ot not is paramount and one of the most important factors to being successful or not.

Dec 16, 2017 03:56 PM